Johanna Einterz Webber is an attorney and mother of seven. She was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, and graduated Highest Distinction from Indiana University with a B.A. in English (with Departmental Honors) and a minor in French. She also received her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she focused on children and family rights and the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
Johanna practiced law in New York City at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, LLP (now K&L Gates), consistently ranked one of America’s best law firms, and at Cooper & Kirk, PLLC, one of the nation’s premier trial and appellate litigation firms. She focused on complex commercial, securities, and constitutional litigation.
In her current role in the delightful world of stay-at-home motherhood, Johanna has undertaken a host of different and wide-ranging challenges, such as making Revolutionary War soldiers out of marshmallows and getting a Skittle unstuck from a 3 year old’s nose.
A Note From Johanna
Thanks for taking the time to visit Jay’s website! I’m very proud of him, not only because he’s a fantastic husband and father, but also because he does some great work in the Legislature. Both as a lawyer and a mother, I’m grateful that Jay champions issues that are of particular concern to women, both professionally and in family life.
To start, he has worked hard to advance the NJ Family First Employer Act, designed to encourage employers to build and foster parent-family work arrangements for their employees. He has also taken the lead on finding real solutions to the problem of overly expensive health insurance, working to make it more affordable so that all women and children can get access to the healthcare they deserve. And he supports protecting doctors and hospitals from abusive lawsuits, which will encourage more doctors to set up shop and stay in New Jersey, giving women greater choice in their healthcare providers.
As someone who is passionate about fighting the abuse of women and children, I am especially proud that Jay has successfully pushed for a law that supports the educational cost of children whose mothers are victims of domestic violence. He also sponsors legislation to combat the evil of human trafficking, and has supported an enhanced rape shield law.
Through his work on the State Budget, Jay has prioritized and supported funding for the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault; for Family Success Centers that include domestic violence prevention; for the Home Visitation Program that includes early primary intervention services for pregnant women and children up to 5; and for Qualified Health Centers that provide comprehensive primary care health services, including exams, obstetrics, and pediatrics.
Jay is a sincere and tireless advocate for the citizens of this great State. Thank you for giving him the opportunity to serve!